All About Middle School
Middle school has five periods of core classes that include:
|Math||Students are tested before school starts for math placement.
Math curriculum includes Dimensions and Primary Mathematics with a Singapore Math approach. Students will also learn Pre-Algebra.
|English Language Arts||Curriculum includes Core Knowledge with an emphasis on the Socratic Method and a blend of ELA.|
|Social Studies||Core Knowledge Curriculum|
|Science||Core Knowledge Curriculum|
|Character & Leadership||Leadworthy from the Flippen Group|
Students are assigned to a homeroom which will be the class they start in each day. The homeroom teacher they are assigned is the main teacher to answer questions and communicate events and assignments.
Students have study hall time which they can use to make up tests, talk with their teachers, and do homework. They also are able to choose one elective class per semester. They are able to go to this class every day.
|Choir||Choir will be a year-long elective starting in the first semester and into the second semester. Students will learn the fundamentals of sight-singing, reading music, harmony, blending, and following a conductor.|
|Band||Band will be a year-long elective starting in the first semester and into the second semester. Students will learn the fundamentals of reading music, following a conductor and proper playing technique for instruments. Instrument rental is required.|
|Art||Students will be studying and creating art from Ancient Greece and Rome, Gothic Art, The Renaissance, Baroque, Rococo, Neoclassical, Romantic, Realism, impressionism, expressionism, and abstract periods. Several different mediums will be used in creating art pieces.|
|Team Sports||This course provides students with the opportunity to learn a variety of sports, and sport-related movements as well as health and fitness concepts. Emphasis is placed on active participation and positive social interaction during fitness and sports activities.|
|Yearbook||This elective is designed to teach students how to create and produce a school yearbook. Students will focus on the elements of the purpose of a yearbook, developing a theme, creating layouts and designs, photography, writing, and editing. Students will also participate in the marketing and sales of the yearbook.|
||Semester-long elective that will teach all stages of newspaper creation: pitching a story, scheduling and holding interviews, writing, revising, and newspaper design. We’ll explore how newspapers decide what is news-worthy and how they form the information for specific purposes and audiences. We will compare the basic structure of news articles, feature stories, and opinion/editorials. Students will also learn interview skills and basic photography to use in their reporting.|
||Semester-long course offered to grades 6-8. Technology will familiarize the students with the resources of technology, technology systems, and the evolution of technology. Students will be taught the design process and use it to explore the concept of design. They will be introduced to common materials and processes as they challenge themselves to solve innovative problems.|
||A semester-long course that will train students (grades 6-8) how to utilize the power of their body and muscles to deliver powerful attacks to drive opponents back. Karate is easy to learn and the techniques involved are simple. This is a beginner’s introduction to karate and present styles focusing on different approaches to the sport.|
||Semester-long course currently only offered to our 7th graders for the first semester and 8th-grade students, the second semester. Home Economics will teach life skills, such as etiquette, babysitting, and getting along with others will be incorporated into this class. The cooking for this class may include baking and quick meals.|